Comfy ride editionOld thread >>1320833
Cut the ride short after 22 miles, I couldn't stand the constant wind. Overnight tornadoes hit the state capital real hard. I spooked a deer and it ran in front of me but not close enough to make a difference. I saved a tiny turtle. I rang my bell at a few thicc housewife honeys. With the high winds you learn to avoid the long stretches of straight road and gravitate to the circular loopish roads.
>>1335544Picture of rare Comfy Gator Boomerman
comfy ride with comfy wife, just 10k through semi abandoned rural roads in a warm and sunny autumn. behind all those bushes there's the ruins of a very old rural house, from colonial times.she can't ride too much, her knees are busted, but she is so happy when we can share a bit of pedalling.shitty supermarket bike, though...
>>1335550yeah, appart from her knees, the rest is in mint condition for a 46 years old, 2 children model. wouldn't trade her for a newer one. the temptation to testride some more updated carbon roadies is always there, though.here's a pic from last night ride. temp dropped to 1°C, first real cold of the year.
Finished a comfy leisure afternoon ride with this little gem of a climb, legs hurt now
Does this count? I got there by bike
comfy 50km through the autumn fields to a close small rural village. a crazy millionaire built this pseudo gothic chapel in honour of her dead wife in the middle of nothing.
>>1335549>tfw no bike riding gf
>>1335549get her a throttle ebike and she can keep up with you and whip you into new PB's
>out for my daily ride>see a group of 3 crossing the intersection>they wave to me as if to join them but I'm stopped at the light>eventually catch up to them when they get stopped at a light (going straight), I'm turining>they're obviously looking for me>avoid letting them see me looking at them and turn off on the streetI'm sorry guys, I wasn't trying to be an asshole but I'm really really bad with people and there's no wya I'm even close to fit enough for a group ride. Ontop of that I've never ridden with anyone but myself in my few years of biking.
>>1336174old peeps have no acceleration, they are like an old buick set to cruise control at 12mph.
Dumping pictures from this week/weekend. The photos are uploaded in no particular order.
>>1336448Went on a comfy brompton x rapha ride, orange surly bro tagged along.
>>1336449After the ride, we stopped by a waffle place and got drinks at the bar.
>>1336449The waffles were good.
>>1336452Decided to take the comfy path home.
>>1336453Basic bitch macro shot.
>>1336454Stopped by the brompton junction yesterday to buy some shit. The electric bromptons just rolled it, they are pretty light for what they are. I love the regular brompton, but the electric ones are a bit overpriced in my opinion.
>>1335390Why does cycling suck so much in terms of fitness?I have to spend 3-4 hours of cycling to have the same equivalent physical exertion as 1 hour of running.
>>1336476Cycle faster?Get a power meter?Run slower?Cmon dude
>>1336477It just takes up way too much time.
>>1336476it isnt if you keep going as fast as you can for the whole ride.
>>1336480are you this retarded?Look how the cyclist of the hour record fall off their bikes at the end. They burn more calories in one hour than you in a whole week.
>>1336476like the other anon said just fucking go faster. You can completely destroy yourself in 1h of training. Do something like 10 min warm up, 20 min FTP, 5 min cooldown, 20 min FTP, 5 min cooldown. Not only will this greatly improve your fitness it will also hurt like crazy. If you don't have a powermeter use a heartrate monitor and keep your heartrate at 180 or whatever your FTHR is.Going slow as fuck for 4 hours complaining that cycling isn't hard enough fucking hell this is so retarded it hurts.
>>1335549Looks like those trees are in the mood too.
>>13353901400m uphill, pouring rain, bear paths everywhere, impenetratable bushes. Spent several hour trying to find any passage, all the old forest roads became completly destroyed and planted, mother-nature cures herself so fast.
>MFW I panic revved and wheelied through a hairpin turn today
>>1335549nice. i just got into biking a few months ago and my wife wants to start, too. we borrowed a bike from one of her friends and went on a mellow 5 mile out and back in town today. she really liked it. so now we just need to get her her own bike.
>>1336480you are too slow then. if your average speed isnt at least 30kmh then you arent even trying
The forecast for our 300 yesterday looked great, 20C light wind with a tailwind for the long north leg, chance of showers. But the weather ended up being quite shitty. 30+ km/h headwind for the north leg. Got rained on just before the turn, and the temperature never recovered after that staying between 6 and 10C rest of the day. Got rained on 2 more times. The brutal north wind vanished by time we turned south. But we had a decent push for much of the east leg, and the last 27 km south.The guy I was riding with tends to fade toward the end of the rides lately so I pulled the entire day, and he did so the hills near the end were very slow. Going into the north wind we were only averaging about 18 km/h. Since I was pulling the whole way I used my HR monitor to maintain an even effort. On this 53 km leg I only stopped pedaling 3 times, 2 of them were for rain gear, and 1 was for the other guy to take a jacket off. Just intermittent cadence dips and I stood to stretch the legs.
boomer cruise on the greenway. the annoying drunks were already out, compounded by several high school graduations and fleet week, all using facilities immediately adjacent to the greenway; normie levels were peaked.
>>1336521>>1336522beautiful. where is that?
>>1336911I was on the greenway yesterday, it was totally unbearable. Police barricades and sailors everywhere. I left the city today. No police barricades anywhere.
>>1337193 Did you enjoy the city while you were here?
>>1337196No. I tried to go on the west side highway but a cop stopped me and made me walk the greenway. I'm not sure what he would have done if I had ignored him. It's not illegal to ride on the west side highway and they don't stop you during weekday fleet week in my experience, but I don't need an arrest record or 47 bullets in my back just to push a point with an armed high school bully with a room temperature IQ.
>>1337202i tried that last year and was nearly struck by an nypd wrecker. never again. i walked that stretch by the carrier with disdain.
>had duty yesterday>had the late watch (2200-0200)>had to be in the shop by 0600>running on maybe 3hr of sleep>get home round 0800 (this morning)>debating if I want to go out for a ride or sleep then ride later>decide to lay down>after about 5min get up and have a wank>get some motivation to go out>remember I got some beta alanine and BCAA + electrolytes>never tried either>think about all the pros and how they don't "wait to ride until later" becasue they're tired>drink half a bang>take some beta alanine + VAAM>fill bidons with BCAA + Electro mix>effect of beta is near instant>puke a bit before I go out>head feels like your foot feels when it falls asleep>head out on the bike>feel fucking invincible>not tired, legs don't burn and can only think about going faster>energy crashes last few miles of my ride>still manage to grab one last sprint before getting homeI know the numbers aren't much but I just got back in the saddle round a month ago and I'm damn pleased with these numbers.How was your memorial day ride bros?
>>1337479errah motivator, those are decent numbers except your heart rate seems a little high for what should be about a 6 or 7 intensity workout. Slow down on those stims or you'll have heart problems in the future. Bang is crazy shit now, I slam one before work (bike messenger now, I hung up my uniform a long time ago) and it does make me feel fucking invincible. Anyways, keep it up, stay motivated. Don't let the green weenie fuck your motivation away like it did to me.
>>1336448Based and DJ pilled. This board has to get more into DJ bikes, they are so fun and simple.
>Unlimited Power!Looks like I'm building a wheel tomorrow.
>>1337707Oh damm. Kinda jelly.
>>1337707i am diamonds
Comfy Sunday 250km ride. Stopped to climb up these stairs for a fantastic view. A little dangerous with road shoes.
Sorry for the blog, tl;dr knee's fucked can't rideCouple of weeks ago I was on holiday and clocked up more than 1000 TSS in 4 days...Right knee hurt a bit on the bike when I got back, but immediately got a cold and took some time off. Got back on and it hadn't improved, in fact it was getting worse.Seen a physio a couple of times now, he's pinned it down as a patellofemoral problem, so I need to take it easy, maybe ride a couple of times a week for now (while doing stretches and exercises and things).Didn't take long for it to flare up this morning riding into work, even taking it super gently. Had to get a lift home.This is so frustrating, but all I can do is rest. This time last year I was off the bike due to injury as well.>>1337707I've been wondering for a while, how do you wire a rear dyno light without having horrible exposed cables everywhere?
>>1337907Internal frame routing and a brazed tube on the rear of the seattube that you mount the light to. I imagine that the expense is not trivial. And if you want to make it look really clean, a fork with internal routing for the hub cable is needed, too.
Oh and I hope your knee gets better soon. My boss is going through similar problems and it looks like hell. He tried to tough it out and was rewarded with a partially torn ACL. My weekend was rekt by mysterious back spasms.
Sunday was sunny and perfect temperature so i figured i would go for a little ride. Nothing serious, a 25km ride on pic related with regular clothes, no water and on the nearest green trail. On my way back home some dude with cycling kit and road bike passes me, since he's not going very fast I decide to follow him (a few meters behind, I don't want to suck his wheel). Since it's a sunny sunday afternoon there is a fair amount of people walking, jogging, doing skateboard or rollers on the green trail and each time someone is blocking the way that dude in front of me just scream "BEHIIINND" (although in french so "DERRIÈÈRRE") in a weird exagerated deep voice. Some times he also just scream like animals : dogs, cows or horses. He also does it in every tunnel even though the visibility is fine and even though he has a bell (he used it once, not sure why he didn't screamed that time). Is this what autism looks like /n/ ? Anyway that was fun.
>>1337916This kind of person represents about 1% of roadies but represents about 99% of what non-cyclists think of as roadies because the ones who aren't doing that, nobody notices. Unfortunately they also seem to think they speak on behalf of all roadies.Anyway on really crowded days I sometimes follow behind people like that because they're assholes but they do clear the way effectively.
>>1337907Lately if I get patella pain its an indication my saddle is too far forward or possibly a bit too high. I kept sliding forward on my brooks so I kept moving it forward, but what I need to do was change the angle and leave the setback where it was.
>>1337916he's paranoid about you crashing into him drafting helps a lot and its funyou could try just pull up along side and say hello first
>>1337916>scream like animals : dogs, cows or horse>Is this what autism looks like /n/ ? Lmfao, maybe... I bark like a dog while riding my bike all the time cause I think it's funny as shit when people and dogs look my way with this stupid look on their face. I'm going to practice my horse ney and start doing that too xD>DERRIÈÈRRELol that's a funny word
>>1337916sorry to be negative since you seem to be a good lad but those fenders look fucking terrible. like, really, really ugly.
>>1337916>DERRIÈÈRREI'm going to start grunting this instead of "behind you" or "on ya left" and probably get arrested for sekuhara
>>1337881is this Middle Earth? are you a hobbit? where do you get road shoes for hairy big feet?
>>1337916maybe he was trying to warn everybody he's being followed by a creep behind him but everyone was too afraid to do anything
Got my dynamo wheel built tonight. I screwed up the lacing first time round so the spokes were way too long. The pdf wheel building book I have is missing a page, so I used the instructions on Sheldon Brown's site for the second lacing which has its own peculiarities.
>>1338392I'm quite happy with the trueness. I like getting a wheel to within 5/1000 of an inch. Looks be about half a mm from perfectly centered.
>>1338077Funny you said that. Actually this region is flat as fuck, that's probably the only hill in 10km radius. Though I admit the colours in this picture make it "Shire-like"You're correct on "hairy big feet", but not a hobbit.
>>1338404Found some critters on the way
>>1337942>he's paranoid about you crashing into him I don't think so, as I said i was like 3 or 5 meters behind him, nothing opressive so. I don't like to draft of someone I don't know. >>1338017I'm not super fan either but oh well, at least they're practical.
>>1337940I did check the saddle height and it doesn't seem to have changed compared to my other bikes. I'll probably and try to do a short ride on a different bike this weekend.>>1337912Thanks anon, hope ur back is ok too.
When I bought a road bike 18 months ago I was 323 lbs.Today I did my weekly weigh in and weighed in at 273 lbs. I'd be at 250 now if I didn't waste half that first season overeating after rides.
>>1338406>>1338406Alpaca, the Brian Bosworth edition
>>1338462congratulations!>>1338404where is this paradise? i also live in an eternal plain, almost too easy to ride.
>>1338462Good going Anon, keep at it
comfy almost winter night ride with the dog, about 12km along the river path and the coastal park. one in the morning, about 3°C, quite foggy. is the dry season so the river runs small, but the dog is always getting into the chilly water.
>>1338469Lithuania. Travelling longitudinally westwards, following the river Nemunas.Honestly, it is probably the most KINO route over here.
>>1338462Were you ever nervous/embarrassed about being outside? How did you overcome it?
>>1338485checking in google maps right now, looks beautiful.
>>1338392Installing the lights took far too long, mostly tinkering with cable routing and dealing with an uncrimpable crimp connector (needed to use a bench vise to get enough force to crush it). I didn't think to check if the hub came with a tail light wire, so I had to go to a guy I know who has a bunch of them. The tail light has a feature where you just push the wires in and flick a lever to automatically strip and lock them, but it didn't work. So I had to go out and get some crimp on wire terminals.Now I just need to wait until it gets dark so I can go adjust the light. It got really hot today so it should be a nice ride.
>>1338462nice job man.
~50 miles today. pretty chill ride. no aggressive incidents with cabs or other drivers, respect and courtesy all around. feelsgoodman.jpg
>>1338825hit up my favorite superfund site. talked to a guy who was stopped there about the east coast greenway.
>>1338825>no aggressive incidents with cabs or other drivers, respect and courtesy all aroundhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Negro
>>1338831got a sando and coffee at rapha on the way back. chatted up the qt that works there.
>>1338834having a ride oddly devoid of shit cab drivers and overall cage-based nonsense makes me a house negro? tf is with you
>>1338836It is the "on both sides" mentality that makes you a house negro. You think they were nice to you because you "gave them the lane"? Really? Aurilla Lawrence should have been nicer to the cagers? Heather Lough should have just thanked more cab drivers for yielding and she would have been fine? Was Carlos Vasquez's mistake that he wasn't sincere enough in his subservient smiles at cagerist extremists? Would Dan Hanegby have lived if he had just been more courteous? Maybe all we need to do to prevent cyclist fatalities is more "respect and courtesy" instead of all this divisiveness.
Went to Rapha with a friend on Monday. Had to persuade clueless yuppies not to go on a poverty tour of the south Bronx.
>>1338839you're projecting a whole lot. you really such a pissant that you've got to be angry that no one threatened my life today? fuck you. fall under a truck.
>>1338843The west side bike path was packed, saw a lot of interesting shit.
>>1338846Lady cop on a horse
>>1338849Freddy going for a nice ride.
>>1338850Went on a little tour of the south Bronx. Sometimes I get bored with Manhattan, a change of scenery is nice.
>>1338851Walked around a train yard before meeting up with some old friends for drinks and food. It was a good day.
>>1338473Dude this looks comfy af, where are you riding?
Storm clouds rolling in, the minute I walked into my lobby, the rain stated to pour.
Stopped at the lake on my way home from schoolGraduating HS tomorrow so I’ll truly miss the scenery of my daily route
>>1338865glad you made it out. that is some comfy lakefront feels.
>>1338865Nice! What city?
>>1338873Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*Insert obligatory sopa de macaco coment*
>>1338873>Rio de Janeiro, Brazilholy fuck thats cool, hows biking in Rio?Also feel free to join our /n/ inspired discord Link: https://discord.gg/9rhukM
>>1338879The weather is hot in the evening and nice in the morning/night and when it rains the streets flood. The cycling paths are good enough for a third world country and everything is close by (stores, shopping malls, schools, services etc.)since it is pretty dense. There is a lot of room for improvement, especially in the north and west zones of the city where they have a lower income than the south zone/Barra neighborhoods. Outside of that the scenery is beautiful and there are multiple nice places to explore. from urban and road cycling to MB trails and off road experiences I would give the city a solid 6-7/10 for the overall experience.
>>1338485Fuck now there's another place I need to visit I'll never get to them all
>>1338891Worth it travelling through Baltic countries just cause it's quite cheap, unless coming from a complete shithole.
>>1338934Always forget to add pics
>>1335390Tough ride, 14 hours of exhaustion, fell off the bike on the way back, dislocating shoulder, wounding my knee, while still being stranded in the middle of nowhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnzrQid7DSY
i want to go somewhere but its one of those days with too much wind. its inconsistent and blows really hard randomly so not very comfy bike riding weather
>>1338839Seething fringie you’ll always be a second class citizen
>>1338809nice work anon
>>1338859Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina. the city is really nice, not too big, about 90000 people, situated in the exact middle of the country. for it's size has a lot of cultural life and people here is proud of keeping the city clean and beautiful, building parks and bikepaths.but is still like a small town in a lot of ways, and i like that. you can ride a couple of km in any direction and you are already in the country. the only problem for me is that there's almost nothing around, just an eternal cultivated flatland with rural roads crossed by a small river with some forests on the coasts.https://www.google.com.ar/maps/@-32.4172788,-63.2543259,31692m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=es-419&authuser=0>>1338865ouuuu, i love Rio! i'ts so beautiful and lively. i've worked there for three months in '94 and it was an amazing experience. been there many times later, but the las tone, in 2003 i think, i've found it a lot more dirty and violent than before. the same happened to my birth place, Buenos Aires, and i just flee from there. it seems like all Latam capitals are degrading rapidely.>>1338962that looks amazing, appart from your not so cozy ride. where is it?
>>1338849>>1338850>>1338851why your photos all two dimensional, i like it>>1338865>>1338875always nice to see another macaco here, i used to watch that one youtube guy who did the Rio's cycling paths timelapses and it was comfy; you ride a road bike around the city? i remember seeing a Caloi Strada being featured in the GCN show and getting a super nice, the backdrop was the same as your photo.as for me, i'd love to take a tour to Rio one day(or the state border at least) from my boring ass countryside place with mildly interesting cities (pic related it's Rafard, the tiniest medium city ever, it got a bil ole industrial chimney right at the heart of the city spelling smoke 24/7, it provides energy to the entire municipality and some, it's also a sugarcane to ethanol refinery i guess and full of crackheads around it)
>>1338809The light isn't as bright as I'd like, but will get the job done out on the roads at night. It does throw light a long distance in front of you.The beam is not ideal for twisty MUP riding, so I'd supplement it with a helmet light. Even with my 1000 lumen light, it was generally good to have a helmet light too.. The light puts almost all the light on the ground, so when you approach a person walking it doesn't really illuminate them at all, though that was before I made another adjustment and I may have had the light too low. Also the beam isn't wide enough up close for cornering, which is common to the reflector style used on most road dynamo lights.
>>1339128Probably my shooting style,editing and camera (Ricoh GRiii).Are you also from Brazil?
>>1338850that fit looks wonky. his stem is probably too long.
>>1339173actually the reach looks fine to me as I prefer to ride a long reach but his saddle looks a bit high judging from the leg extension.
>Take my preride mix (beta alanine and vaam)>Set out for daily ride>It's pretty hot outside (FL)>Feeling good for first 10 or so miles>Suddenly really tired>Can't put any power down>Sweating more than usual despite HR being low>Only thing I can think about is what I want to eat>Try to think back to what I've eaten today>Smoothie for breakfast>Piece of fried chicken and half a cookie for lunch>Dinner if for after the rideI really have to remember to actually eat during the day, this has happened more times than I can count.
>>1338845Yes that's the most logical conclusion. Nobody killed you because you were nice to the cagers, and I hate you because you didn't die. Great logic, house negro kun.
>>1339128>why your photos all two dimensional, i like itNot the anon who took the photos but with a hobby in photography, I have a guess as to why and will tap into my autism to explain why. The reason? Lack of depth of field caused by a pinhole aperture, fast shutter speed, and infinite or very very far focal length. Not necessarily bad, just a compositional taste. I like that anons photos too, a refreshing sight against the current trend of bokeh which does everything exactly the opposite in regards to aperture, shutter speed, and focal length
>>1339308I'd also like to add, it's refreshing because landscape photography begs for clarity, not bokeh
I started delivering in a new area the past week or two and just realized SRAM's HQ is right here. From now on, anything and everything bike related that could be SRAM will be SRAM on my bike.
>>1339055Thanks m8, it's in Georgia.
>>1339271lol you're still posting
>>1339308>Lack of depth of field caused by a pinhole aperture, fast shutter speed, and infinite or very very far focal length.Isn't that how all shitty phone cameras are by default
>>1339497Depends on the phone, im not shooting on a phone :-)
>>1339168Yes, countryside São Paulo, i'm near Campinasi just checked and it's a compact digital camera, i thought they were all but dead at this point, cool to know they're around still>>1339308yeah, i thought exposition might have something to do; the brighter and more saturated a photo is the more i seems to lack depth. also he shoots on specific situations (character at center of screen with a straight horizontal background at back)
>>1339497>>1339513True it depends on the phone but phones these days are designed with large apertures because bokeh. Their shutter speed, focal length, and ISO capabilities have a very decent range these days. It'll be a matter of time before phones get good variable aperture range and optical zoom capabilities.Dedicated cameras, even compact point and shoots, usually have a greater range in the 'composition triangle' than phone cameras even if a budget camera can have lower megapixel count. Resolution is almost a useless factor that many people put heavy weight on thanks to number marketing. Think horsepower for cars, what's more important is suspension and handling but those numbers are harder to quantify in the marketing standpoint. I had a budget point and shoot camera from 10+ years ago that can still out perform some of the best phone cameras today.Anyways, when you pit a modern day point and shoot against a phone camera, the phone camera gets destroyed. Of course that all boils down to the eye of the photographer.
>>1339572>the brighter and more saturated a photo is the more i seems to lack depthThat's the thing, when left to Auto setting, the camera will use a pinhole aperture, low ISO, and high shutter speed in bright conditions. You can force a camera to use a wider aperture, higher ISO, or slow shutter speed with manual settings or a ND filter which will change color and focus greatly. Now his composition isn't that interesting, it's at the very least eye catching. You don't want to center the subject unless it's like a professional portrait as it draws too much attention to the center of the photo while giving people the natural tendency to ignore the rest of the photo, which I think is a shame in such a beautiful sight. Rule of thirds is super basic but gives a picture a more interesting, rather, captivating perspective
took my new mountain bike out this morning. in 15 miles i saw 8 people and 42 rabbits.
finally received, installed, and rode with a 2 bolt seatpost, so comfy. Never will I go back to single bolt posts. Still microadjusting and dialing it in but so glad it doesn't go out of adjustment anymore
>>1339572>i'm near Campinashey, been there a couple of times some years ago, skydiving. also in piracicaba, where i have some friends.>>1339578>Now his composition isn't that interesting,i disagree. i don't know if is something that the photographer was looking for, but to me pics are really interesting from an aesthetical point of view. they are not landscape pics, the actual subject of the photo are the characters in the composition, the people, and not the skyline or the neighborhood, that are acting just as visual (and social) backgrounds. they look completely solid, frozen on time but really dynamic at the same time. the lines interacting with the directin and speed of the subjects are really fun to watch. the three pics are composed equally, with a heavy visual weigth in the bottom while letting a lot os light sky at the top, a very stable and equilibrated.i'd say a nice photographic study. i usually take pictures just for the geometric lines that you can frame in the pic.but i'm also a bit high so what do i know, should move to /p/
>>1339692>>1339695>>1339696i really like your photos. seems like an awesome day.>>1339752really nice.
Another comfy ride, sun starting to come out of the clouds.
The beginnings of not so comfy temperatures.
A rice planter. The shoots are grown in a greenhouse and packed fairly densely. When they're ready for the bad world outside they are loaded into a planter whicj splashes through the glaur (on goofy wheels that I'll probaly next see on a traiathlon bike) spacing individual shoots evenly in neat rows. Cool machine.
>>1339183His elbows are locked out. How do people ride like that without beating the shit out of their shoulders/back? Your body is your only suspension on a road bike, and straight arms transmit all the road chatter straight to your body.
>>1339993By riding 20 miles twice a month
>>1339993any time I'm riding like a dipshit and notice my arms aren't comfortably bent and relaxed I end up hyperextending my elbows more than anything. next day it's Tennis Elbow all day erry day
>>1340012Your fit sounds like it's fucked if you can run into problems that easily.
>>1338865that statue is really cool, can you tell me about it?is that sugarloaf mountain in the back?
>>1339821it really is amazing the difference two-bolt makes
>>1340312definitely. On another bike I had a side clamping two bolt kind that also was shit. Will stick with microadjust types from this day forward>>1340326that's a comfy af view, wild orchids?
>>1340326damn, nice bacon.>>1340330those are iris
>>1337916>"DERRIÈÈRREif i have verbally remind someone i am behind them when they are too aloof to hear my loud freewheel i make the roadrunner "MEEP MEEP" sound... its not rude and most people have a sensible chuckle ;)n
I got up early and ate a pre ride breakfast, took a pre ride shower then jerked off and decided to go back to sleep. Sorry /drt/ I failed you
I knew this woulkd be a PR when I was pushing up it but I didn't think it would be that much power nor #3 overall.
One side of the road trashed...
The other side only partly damaged. Strange things these typhoons.
solarlensing,,,when clouds reflect,,upto 200% normalheat,,,,,,must,get,,white.
I think I got my saddle in the perfect position. Did a 400 and my legs aren't even stiff. But my neck was giving me grief, I need to get that sorted before the 600 in 2 weeks.At 19 hours moving / 25 hours elapsed, moving time was nearly 2 hours longer than my next slowest one and 3 hours longer overall. Idle time partly due to mechanicals and slow meal stops, then several longer breaks towards the end. The real killer was a brutal wind the last 50 km from 1 am onwards. We kept it slow the last 50 so one guy who was fading could finish as he's planning to do PBP. It was easier to crawl back than to have to do another 400 next week. I stopped eating a few hours before the finish and felt quite sluggish at the end.Dynamo light worked great, I think it was dimmer earlier in the week because I didn't have the connector locked. Still not very bright but adequate in the absence of any other light. When riding in a group all the dynamo lights overlap nicely creating a pretty decent combined light. The stand light feature for when you aren't moving is super dim and near useless.
>>1341016In the last stretch I felt partially rejuvenated after taking a road side dump at 2:30 am. Since I knew the guy moving slow would take forever to get up the next steep hill, I had them continue ahead. I managed to catch them before the top, which I shouldn't have done because they stopped for 10 minutes and I started to freeze having got a bit sweaty during the climb.
>>1338865>hsso an actual underage poster?
Last weekend was pretty eventful. Somehow got my meme folding machine to 30ish mph, I'm practicing for the Brompton world championships.
Did a few loops around the course selected for the race with literal boomers. After doing a practice run, we did loops in Central Park.
>>1341422Any tips for high speed riding? My Brompton's front wheel has always felt a bit squirrely for intense rides
>>1341425S bars, lower tire pressure and fresh brake pads. What config do you have?
On my way home from the park, I crashed into some dumb bitch that decided to run into the bike lane. I went over the bars and she broke my fall. Before I could say anything to her, she ran off into the store (this all happened during a thunder storm). No one said anything, about 20-30 people saw what happened, I just fucked off home.
The door attendant in my building was a bit concerned when I walked in covered with blood in scrapes. She asked if I wanted to call a ambulance. I went up stairs to assess the damage.
Dropped my Brompton off at the shop to evaluate the damage.
Currently at Rapha shitting the place up. Talked to some guy who had a horrible accident a few years back at the skyscraper crit. So hes racing it on a rented Brompton for fun.
fuck. i'm grounded with a terrible flu. breathing hurts. think i caught it a week ago during a ride that turned to be looooonger and cooooolder than expected. in the meantime, here goes a month or so old pic of what i see in the morning from my door when i go for early rides.
>>1341435>some dumb bitch that decided to run into the bike lane.damn, i try not to hate that kind of people, but they are not making it easy.where i live joggers like to run in the street and not in the sidewalk, i can't figure why.
Did around 15km route around town, trying to slowly get back into cycling shape. Tomorrow I'm going for 30km.
Night summer cycling is best. Streets are relatively quiet, air is fresh, a comfy atmosphere.
>>1341828This but honestly.
yesterday while working around srams hq, I was blasting down the wrong way of a one way when sram's company car in full livery and driver with complete disapproval shaking his head saw me doing what I was doing>hashtag courier life idgaf
>>1342059Unless that number is from a power meter it’s likely an overestimate.
>>1342062Damn, I didn't know. Even with heart rate is not accurate measurement. Just reading about it right now.>An evaluation of seven devices in a diverse group of 60 volunteers showed that six of the devices measured heart rate with an error rate of less than 5 percent. The team evaluated the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn and the Samsung Gear S2. Some devices were more accurate than others, and factors such as skin color and body mass index affected the measurements.>In contrast, none of the seven devices measured energy expenditure accurately, the study found. Even the most accurate device was off by an average of 27 percent. And the least accurate was off by 93 percenthttps://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/05/fitness-trackers-accurately-measure-heart-rate-but-not-calories-burned.htmlWe need power meters on everything now
>>1342080I get wack results fat biking in the winter. I'll be doing 7 km/h with a 175 HR and end up with a 300 calorie ride after 2 hours.
>Have Diverge A1 with Claris groupset>Rode that for the past few years>Finally splurged on Aeroad CF Sl Disc Di2>Got it fit today (more on this later)>Got it yesterday and spent all day working to get it up and running>Just got back from first ride today (took it easy since I've never ridden a bike like this before)>It's so fucking fast>It's so easy to ride>It's so fast>The sound it makes is indescribable>It's so fast>Everything feels amazing>The fit is perfect>No foot pain>No knee pain>No leg pain>No numbness>Never realized how bad my Diverge's fit was>Did I mention the bike was fast?>Slice through the wind like a knifeI can't believe just how good this bike is. I honestly was expecting to somehow, someway be disappointed but it's the exact opposite. Nothing has ever exceeded my expectations in this way and I don't know how to react.
>>1342114it would be a really awful thing to put some clip on aero bars on that bike and absolutely smash a long flat section on it, wearing an aero helmet and speedsuit.Do it!
>>1342116It would be a REALLY fucking AWFUL thing to buy a TT bike so his hip angle can open up and he can really lay down some power in the aero position.Take the TT pill /n/.
>>1339752rode the same 15 mile loop again. didn't have to look at the map and didn't stop to take any pictures, so i knocked 30+ minutes off my previous time. people count rose to 8 (though 6 were in the first 1/2 mile and last 1/2 mile, so mostly had the trail to myself), but rabbit count rose to 127.
>>1342114>20.75mi>1hNot bad at all compared to your 30mi time earlier in the thread! I'd still crush you on my shitty delivery bike and absolutely destroy you if I rode something decent.>125ft elevation>81F>Aeroad Navy guyOh mofucka, I have a good guess where you're stationed. It got hot and humid as shit today, right? Whatever though, I'm not going to be a dick and try to dox you. I bet that bike sounds like WOOSHHH as you ride it, the nicest bike I ever rode did.
Bloody hell, fine sunny day in Queensland but it was @4:30pm it was 9.6 Celsius with a horrendous 25km/h westerly wind.... Terrible Terrible headwind the whole way on my 15k loop... froze my ass off even with gloves and 3 layers of clothing.... even alchohol didnt warm me up or improve my mood....I have absolutely no idea how you North Americans Do any cycling at all.....
>>1342144>Queensland>9.6 Celsius>froze my ass offLol really? I know you guys down in Aus aren't cold strong but 10C (50F) is COMFY. It dipped down to 55F last night and I was in shorts and t shirt in my backyard in full relief from the heat we've been having. Then again my northeastern asiatic blood has me dieing in anything above 75F (24C).I also just looked up the news in Queensland and you guys are freaking out about the snow lol. Let me show you REAL cold that my Ainu ass found comfy as shit (-15F = -26C, -40F = -40C)
>>1342144also, obligatory temperature feels index
>>1342114But how do we know that you aren't biased as fuck trying to judge an expensive purchase.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonanceYou have been wanking on your bike in threads all over /n/ nowIt don't really believe that it's "a lot faster" than your Specialized. The aero drag comes 85% from the rider and only 15% from the bike.But a happy rider always makes me happy. Maybe I'll get into the aero meme someday, when I suck less at riding.Pic is from my ride on the weekend
>>1342148hello bsnyc's resident minnesotanyes 10°C with windchill is cold please stop braggingfuck I miss summer already
>>1342388wut. i'm a californian and love biking in 50° in shorts. add a little fog for max comfy.
>>1342114I have to get better, she deserves more than this.
>>1342487Get a power meter
>>1342388cheers fren, I'm the complete opposite. I fucking miss winter. It's currently 83F (28C) and I'm dying from the heat. Although if it's one other city I'd consider moving to, it's definitely Minneapolis.>>1342466I bet you're NorCal. I spent a winter in SoCal before and when it was roughly 50F, everyone was wearing sweaters or jackets. Everyone was looking at me like I was nuts being in tshirt and shorts.
>>1342466Riding in fog is truly max comfy though!
>>1342535I once rode in thick fog at night just outside of town. Truly claustrophobic. With my lights off I could see nothing in any direction, not even myself, a complete void. With the lights on I was in a glowing orb with tons of glare.
self,,,sssSSSLAP!,,,dontroll feed!,..summerandelection,,,,weather modification,,microwave baths,,,,,,Earthisoneat!
>>1342654what?,,,heatstroked?!,,,nofog foru!,,pic>Walker River,,,seminavigable federal waterway,,,its,,YOURS!,canoe isbest.,,,,gilaffe??,,,,,theteeth,,sayleppard!
>>1342300a woman vomiting into a trash compactor?
>>1342657Shine on you crazy diamond. Keep sending them comfy photos, Bacon
Rode to work today for the second time in a row. Felt kind of shitty coming in, but felt much better coming home and was able to put down a bit more power. Nothing close to preinjury, but it felt nice to not be crawling along for a change.>>1342466I guess I wouldn't mind it so much if my nose didn't run constantly when it get that cold. Especially on a long ride it makes eating and riding at the same time a super pain in the ass.
>>1342657Where do you live?
>>1342979Smithvalley,,,Nevada.,,,,westfork of Walkeriver,,no mercury runnoff fromining.,,big,,Bigger,BIGGEST fish lives here.,,by Walkerstandards.,,,,Carson river,,,1 fish peryear,,,is overdose mercury.,,,,,,,needguns?
Anyone ever tried this? Picked some up and plan to try in it a few hours on my ride. Will report back.
How you deal with dogs anons ?
>>1343029Yell "get back" or something as loud as you can.If that doesn't work spray them with your bidon and if all else fails start hauling ass.Usually yelling works.
>>1343018Did half a scoop, didn't really notice much of a difference. Though, I was fighting some fairly strong winds on the roads I'm usually fastest on.Gonna try a full scoop when I do my 40+ on the weekend.
>>1343029I usually get of my bike and kick them or yell at them.
I took a 75km ride to the cabin to celebrate a relatives birthday. Was nice.
>>1343029Pet them. I'm addicted to petting dogs.
I wonder if the planner of this neighborhood deliberately made it limp dick shaped. Today I was riding up and down these narrow corridors between houses. Not as wide as an alley, covered in grass with trees overhanging from the adjacent yards. Would make for some good fat biking in the winter. Normally they would be boggy this time of year, but it has been abnormally dry.
>midnight>midnight sun>comfy just below 20°C >absolutely no wind>comfy country roads>practically no trafficIt just doesn't get any better. The winters may be dark and cold but there is nothing that beats these summers.
>>1343016nice sierras there.>>1343561that looks and sounds great. i switched road bikes to mtb because roads around where i live are in shitty conditions, traffic is superdangerous and landscape is pretty boring, so an mtb lets me go to more deserted roads. i hate traffic a lot, and mtb is really what i like best, but i miss a lot the sensation of calmness that the cadence of the road gave me.first short ride after the flu, a few km with perro up the river. autumn settled down at last, temps got lower but perro loves chilly water. as soon as you get out of town, you start to find these espinillos, with 10cm hard and sharp thorns, some of them crossing over the path dangerously close to your eyes.
>>1343570I was thinking how comfy it looks there until that last picture. fucking hell, those thorns are enormous.
work wasn't busy today so when I clocked out I strapped my speaker to my rack then flew my sr71
>>1343029>>1343570ridefaster!!Dogo keeps catchingup.
>>1343561Jelly of you, nordbro
>>1343089>>1343018>getting into supplement memes for one hour ridesjust fucking ride more you autist anon
>>1343645He's in the military, GNC makes a fucking killing from government dogs, I used to be one and I bought their sales bullshit their shit too. Supplement use is rampant across militaryfags. Everyone thinks they need some kind of performance enhancer because they want results NOW without earning it so their diet is shit, they smoke a carton of smokes and a log of dip a day, while chasing their whiskey with beer while playing xbox in the barracks. I don't blame them though, military life sucks balls in a lot of ways.I don't smoke, drink, eat healthy (healthier at least), and only take a multivitamin now but I spend all fucking day biking for a living. I could absolutely fuck my old self upside down because of my significantly cleaner lifestyle and back then I was a 299/300 PFT, 300/300 CFT when I got out.
met up with bromptyboi and another /n/ bro who just moved to nyc. rode along the hudson for sunset feels then got burgers and beers on the way back.
>>1343662Damn, that view is feels af. Truly is Longriders come to life. I'm envious, bois
Mountain roads have mirrors on corners - even when the corners are up and down.
>>1343674>Truly is Longriders come to lifeIt's the Netflix live action adaptation
>>1343662nice onewent cycling for a few hours around the park drinking wine from a bag with friends
>>1343983Jarhead lingo, it's non-literal and difficult for me to translate. It's praise for pushing himself. That anon should understand.
Went for a ride with the local Brompton club. We finished off the ride at an Argentinian restaurant .
The food was good, I had steak with, mashed potatoes and a few Argentinian appetizers.
>>1344073Nah a different one. Is it any good I might try it out.
>>1344072Some sketchy eastern European guy was part of the group he was on some E bike. The fucker had the nerve to touch other peoples shit then spill out a bunch of mediocre aftermarket brompton parts in front of the restaurant. Apparently he worked for a large bike shop in the city before it was closed due to mismanagement, so he probably snagged some shit to sell .
>saw someone I got a fly by on did a century>gave them kudos>they gave it back
Rode the last of the grass alleys today. Some are really nice like this one. The nice ones are usually ones that pedestrians use as a shortcut. Some the grass is very deep hiding all kinds of stuff you don't want to ride over. There are storm drains back there too, most are roughly level with the surrounding ground but the occasional on is in its own 1.5 foot deep hole.
What the fuck do with the time I'm not riding?>weekend>zero friends>hate being out in public>don't play video games>getting tired of anime and youtube>don't play video gamesI usually ride for 1-3 hours, fairly intensive and I go in the morning. Once I get home I just kinda pace around, try to feign interest in anime or yt but am bored to bits.
>>1344630Just play vidya
>>1344481>riding through alleys full of deep grassenjoy your lyme disease
>>1344638There's nothing I even want to play. i spent 10 years of my life min/maxining in MMOs. Pushing for server firsts, grinding for the best gear and what not. Now I can't do that due to work and the mindset is still stuck so even if I try and pick up a SP game I have to know I'm optimal at all times and since it's just SP that makes it not fun.I used to play LoL but that game causes me to much anger issues.
>>1344642then go out and ride more
>>1344630drink or get stoned desucook
>>1344630you could ride less hard and go for more of the dayhow about learning a language?
>>1344630Get into OpenStreetMap editing. Riding around is a good way to spot stuff missing from the map.
Tried going on a ride for the first time in four years today. Made it 1.5 miles and my rear tire popped. Decided to just walk home and spin at the gym. Sad day
>>1344849don't get discouraged.patch kits are cheap and relatively straight forward to use. more or less something you're expected to know if you're going to be a bike person. they take up no space themselves but a pump is a little harder to carry. worth it, though.
not a real ridebut i just biked to campus for the first time in 4 yearsby god is it funi need to start riding
>>1345092Yeah I picked up a patch kit and actually had it in my saddle bad but I was so close to home and it was so hot out that I said fuck it. Hoping to have more success today
>forecast calls for thunder storms>wait a few hours for it to clear and dry up>forecast still says thunderstorms>decide to chance it and get ready to go out>can still hear thunder rumbling in the distance>half the sky is light, half is black>all ready to go>open the door>notice heavy drops falling>can still hear thunder in the distance>stand in door for about 5min debating if I want to chance it and go or not>decide to call it and not goI made the right choice right, I mean it's stupid to ride in a thunderstorm yeah? I'm not just being a pussy?I really needed this ride today bros. The despair is so heavy and cycling is the only thing that clears it up.
>>1345295takemyride.,,,somany missthe,,healthat comes with bike.,,,10 minutes tostore?,,after boxlife,,Air!
reminder,,toself,,,pull rainjacketout fromunderubbish pile/basket.,,,its gona beicky!!
>in sprint trying to get PR that's been eluding me>see something bouncing in the road ahead of me>can see white spray looks like smoke>people slamming on their brakes>start slowing down, ready to take evasive action if necessary >two metal containers of what look to be paint either fell off a truck or were hit by said truck, burst and hit the car behind them>didn't appear there was any damage or injuries>truck pulled off to the side>would have had top 10 on that segment if all that didn't happen
>>1345693Still a good ride
My first time doing a century (I didn't log the last 10km since it's dense traffic lights). It was kind of windy and I stopped twice for 2-3 minutes to refill water, eating enough while riding is tough figure out.
>>1345985Thats pretty flat for a centuryGood speed tho
It was super wet this morning riding into work, turns out the ultegra dick pads honk like a goddamn train when they're wet. Good fun.>>1345694>putting your full bike details out there for anyone to seehurr
>>1345693>>1345694>23 miles>"sprint">PR>Canyon with Di2FRED OVERLOADGo for a real ride and stop pretend-racing
sweatalfalfa,,tied in tiny bales.,,,andapples., ,,gummy fruitswasa NoNo!,"Ewwwwhatisthis!",,shakeshead,,jawilds,,,tryspiting,,,Horselips!
Confused,,whato callthem?,,wasjust,'Dudes,,'Boys.,,,,butnow they idenrify as ,'BALLESS!,,pronoun gelding,,gelded,,,circumsion gonebad.,,,,maybe anutral ,'Furface?,,orspeceisist ,'Horse?.,,sorelaxed,,calm,,nobossy.,Pic>Bossy,,Nippy,,,mustbe thatime ofthe month Mare.,,,does twisty dance!,,,?,,Mybad!!,,,DUDE!,,,,prounouns,,'Stallion,,'Boss,,,,'Daddy.
>go for ride after replacing chain>grinding feeling, guess I need a new cassette>put old chain on and order cassette>put new cassette and chain on>grinding feeling, guess I need a new chainringI think I was planning to replace my chainring at the same time I replaced the chain but forgot. I already had a new one that I ordered last year in my pile of parts. I actually thought that I had installed it last year.
quick morning cruise with /n/ fren. saw some laughable commuter outfits, including a guy in full kit, but with dress shoes and flats.
almost winter. as it gets colder you find less and less people wandering at night in the river parks. ideal for some comfy weed'n music'n strolling.also ideal for some more "riskier" attempts to navigate the only slopes, stairs, drops or gaps you can find in this terribly flat city. is great not having to care about people circulating or exposure to ridicule on every fail and fall.
>>1346333what did the poor hors do to deserve to have his nuts looped off?
>nearly got hit 3 times>didn't plan to go this much but it was just too fucking nice outside>stopped for more water and gas station attendant tried to tell me I couldn't bring my bike in but said it was okay after she saw it>asked me how far I had ridden so far and it blew her mind when I told her I was at the 40 mile mark>overall an amazing rideHow's your day been /drt/?
>>1347138>came to my bike after work only to find out the back wheel was empty>cursed multiple hours at the faggot who came up with internal cable routing as I redid the cables on my bike>packed my bike into a car>on my way to the family cabin for a weekend of riding>still gotta tape my new wheels and mount tires to them, and tape my bars when I arrive
>>1347138>305ft off 55 mileslmao
>>1344630you were supposed to reproduce. That gnawing empty feeling with intensify the older you get, and the close you come to death with nothing to continue after you. It drives some people mad.
What's your plan's for a Father's day ride /drt/?Going to do a metric tomorrow (~65mi) down the coast. Will stop at the turn around point and find some food then head back.Should be pretty fun.Both Komoot and Strava have me taking a route to the coastal road I've never taken but considering how dangerous the road I ride to get there now is maybe it'll be a lot better.I'm thinking I'll get up at 0700, have a smoothie drink some pre-ride around 0730 then be out the door by 0800.That has me home around noonish depending on how fast I go. I'll take a few gels and energy waffles, more than I need but would rather not have some unforseen bonk come up and have to stop.
>>1347578None, I had my long aimless weekend ride today because it's raining tomorrow. Bit of a waste because I did my lifting in the morning, had to run some errands, and didn't get started until 2 PM. So I just rode around the city for a bit then over the bridge, up to Rockland County, and back to the city.Lots of dead stuff. The usual dead rats and pigeons in the city, then dead birds and flattened chipmunks along Hudson Drive. A big dead deer covered in about a million hungry flies on 9W, looked almost peaceful with its head rested on its chest. Then a big grey cat with its entrails everywhere also on 9W, that one smelled nice. Cagers are so violent, day of the coral reef cannot come soon enough.
>>1335390Did a quick jaunt to pick up tequila, limes, and a light dinner. Only about 40 minutes.
>>1347578When I get home from autocross I'll either take a short ride to have dinner with my mom or a longer ride to fatly crush some hills or a medium ride to get a scoop of ice cream at this cute cart. The future holds many mysteries.
Went on a ride with a fellow /n/ bro. We stopped by a bike flea market, thrift shop and Rapha.
>>1347727Saw some cool bikes.
>>1347728Currently planning for the brompton race later on today. Wish me luck /n/ bros!
>>1347578Still too scared to go on the roads where I live. I watch people drive like maniacs all day on the small highway down the hill. I'm scared for my life. I don't think they would be able to see me around the blind corners. All I do right now is ride up and down the quarter mile lane outside my house like a huge baby.
>>1347729Did you win?